27-Sep-2003 -- I only have two confluence points to do and I will have personally have covered all of the land based points in England. A short vacation will offer the opportunity to collect both of them and revisit two others in a different season.
This is the first of the two and actually lies less than an hour's drive from where I used to live. It is on our way to our holiday destination - well, ok, it is an 80 round trip detour - but that's close enough isn't it?
A fairly uneventful trip down saw us take just under three hours to pull into the driveway of the farm and park in front of the barn shown in Han's pic 3. The house shown in Han's pic 4 IS the land owner's house and not the one shown in his pic 7.
I rang the doorbell and the land owner Mr Bob Keevil - who keeps about 250 cattle which will be about 280 by Christmas (more of which later) - came to the door, as soon as I started to explain about the project he went and fetched the plaque that Hans had left and told me to go ahead and take as long as I wanted.
It was not possible to stand exactly on the spot for a couple of reasons. Firstly it was in the cow shed itself, full of cows and about two inches deep in what you would expect to find there....Secondly all the cows were with calf, and in fact in the corner was a 3-hour old calf, disturbing it was out of the question. We got within 32 feet.
Pic 1 is a general shot of the farmyard, Pic 2 is looking North, Pic 3 is looking East - to the wall where Mr Keevil is going to erect the plaque - Pic 4 is looking South and Pic 5 is looking West - directly at the CP which is on the back wall of the shed.
I have included a GPS montage (Pic 6) and pictures of my wife - Lynn (Pic 7) and myself (Pic 8).
This cp was almost too easy to get to, we parked well within the required 100m accuracy, the lane had a fair amount of traffic and so the cp is passed by dozens of people a day. The next point on this trip is going to be a revisit to 51N 4W, the last time was on 12th May 2003.
21-Feb-2004 -- Coordinator's Note: This is a commercial working farm, and has been well-documented. Since our visits interfere with operations, further visits are discouraged.